Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Peter R. Neal to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Peter R. Neal to George M. Modlin

Description

This document is a letter from Peter R. Neal, an alumnus of the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, on June 24, 1968. Neal wrote in response to Modlin’s letter regarding a survey on students’ sexual practices that was not allowed to be published in The Collegian. In this letter, Neal questioned Modlin’s reasoning as to why the survey was not published and the necessity for a Board of Publications. Neal wrote that the students on the Board and the psychology department should have allowed The Collegian to publish the survey and written letters to the editor to refute it and point out its shortcomings: "I much prefer a free open discussion of ideas." He wrote in hopes that another survey would be properly conducted in the fall and published in The Collegian with an explanation as to why the first survey was not published. "This would help to dispel the notion that the University is afraid to raise the issue of sex on campus and that the opposition of the Baptist Church was the real reason for the survey not being published."

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Source

Letter from Peter R. Neal to George M. Modlin, 24 June 1968, RG 6.2.4.3 box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968-06-24

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Neal, Peter R., “Letter from Peter R. Neal to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 24, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1934.